What Next?: Your Five-Year Plan for Life after College

What Next?: Your Five-Year Plan for Life after College

by Elana Lyn Gross


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Create a five-year plan that covers all aspects of daily life—including work, finances, and health—with this all-inclusive guide to successfully reaching your goals after college graduation.

The celebrations have ended and you’ve finally graduated from college. But the one looming question remains over every recent grad’s head: what’s next?

In this book, you’ll find a detailed guide to putting together a five-year plan to set yourself up for success. No need to stress about having the rest of your life mapped out—instead, you’ll focus on how to make the most after graduation so you can thrive in the years to come. Whether you’re looking for advice on turning your first job out of college to a long-term career or need some tips on managing your money so you can pay down your student debt (and treat yourself), you’ll find all that and more in What Next?.

Filled with advice from journalist and lifestyle blogger Elana Lyn Gross, What Next? includes all the tools you need to achieve your goals one step at a time. Offering helpful guidance on every aspect of life, you’ll have no problem answering the question: what’s next?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507213452
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 448,986
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elana Lyn Gross is a journalist whose writing has been published in Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Allure, Women’s Health, Teen Vogue, Well+Good, and many more. She is also the author of the popular personal and professional development site, ElanaLyn.com. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and lives on the Upper West Side.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Make Your Five-Year Plan 9

Part 1 Career 23

Chapter 2 Get a Job 25

Chapter 3 Master the Basics of the Working World 49

Chapter 4 Decrease Work Stress 65

Chapter 5 Strengthen Work Relationships 79

Chapter 6 How to Get Promoted 93

Part 2 Finances 101

Chapter 7 Master Money Basics 103

Chapter 8 Start Investing 121

Chapter 9 Figure Out Your Living Space 135

Part 3 Wellness 145

Chapter 10 Take Care of Your Physical Health 147

Chapter 11 Take Care of Your Mental Health 157

Chapter 12 Take Care of Your Spiritual Health 179

Part 4 Relationships 191

Chapter 13 Develop Your Family Relationships 193

Chapter 14 Manage Your Social Life 203

Chapter 15 Build Your Romantic Relationships 219

Conclusion 229

Resources 231

Acknowledgements 234

Index 236

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